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The Military Legal Assistance Program is a pro bono program established by the New Jersey State Bar Association, through its Military Law and Veterans' Affairs Committee, in conjunction with McCarter & English, L.L.P. This program provides free legal assistance to eligible military personnel.


To be eligible for the program you must:

  1. Be a New Jersey resident;
  2. Be a member of the reserve components of the armed forces (Army National Guard, Army Reserve, Air Force Reserve, Air National Guard, Navy Reserve, Marine Corp Reserve, etc.); and
  3. Have been called to active duty and deployed in Iraq or Afghanistan since 2001.
  4. Legal issue has to relate directly with being deployed.

The Military Legal Assistance Program offers legal assistance to eligible military personnel in these areas:

  • Family Law
  • Employment Law
  • Debtor-Credit Law
  • Military / Administrative Law

Download the Request for Legal Assistance Form 

Or you may email us at [email protected] to request assistance. If you are eligible for assistance, your case will be referred to a volunteer who can assist you with your specific legal issue.